Photo Galleries

A picture is worth a thousand words

Dr. Nelson Marshall, Director of the Virginia Fisheries Laboratory from 1947-1950, looks out from the future site of York River Hall at the Gloucester Point Ferry Pier.These photo galleries feature images taken by VIMS faculty, staff, and students in the lab and in the field, as well as images from our photo archives. Visit a gallery to get a first-hand look at who we are, what we do, and some of the marine organisms we study.


R/V Virginia
View VIMS' newest research vessel, launched in 2018, which allows VIMS' scientists to monitor and study the Chesapeake Bay and its marine life more effectively.

VIMS Photo Contest
This annual photo contest provides an opportunity for VIMS faculty, staff, and students to show off their artistic talents.
Previous contest winners: 20232022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017201620152014 | 201320122011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

VIMS Class Pictures (1964-present)
Fashions may change, but the passion for marine science remains.

The Early Days
These historical photographs illustrate the life and work at VIMS in the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Early VIMS Buildings

A compilation of the buildings incorporated into the VIMS campus when it moved to its current Gloucester Point location from Yorktown in 1950.

Early Vessels
Climb aboard the RV Virginia Lee and other early VIMS vessels.

Gloucester Point
A pictorial history of Gloucester Point and VIMS between 1937 and 2007 from aerial photographs and satellite images.

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